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UN marks 30th anniversary of Mekong drug control MoU

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The National Authority for Combating Drugs’ (NACD) Lieutenant Colonel Sin Sokponloeu at the summit in Vienna. NACD

UN marks 30th anniversary of Mekong drug control MoU

Cambodian officials took part in a March 13-17 summit hosted by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Austrian capital Vienna that marked the 30th anniversary of the 1993 Mekong Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Drug Control, and reflected on lessons learned as well as future cooperation.

The MoU brings together the six countries through which the Mekong River flows: Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

The National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD) sent Lieutenant Colonel Sin Sokponloeu, deputy head of the International Cooperation Department under the NACD’s Secretariat General, to attend the first post-Covid edition of the summit.

The summit sought to assess developments in the drug situation at regional and international levels, explore possible response measures, and promote cooperation to prevent and crack down on the production and trafficking of illegal drug and chemical precursors.


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